Stretching over some 17,500 hectares of Wester Ross mountain and loch, Letterewe Estate has maintained its status as the ‘last great wilderness’ of Scotland by eluding modern developments like surfaced roads, thereby providing an undisturbed habitat for some of Europe’s rarest species of animals and plants. You too can unwind here, alongside the golden eagles and red deer, undisturbed. Unless, that is, you’d prefer to bring a great big party along with you. Letterewe Lodge, the largest of the estate’s self-catering properties, can house up to 17 guests so is ideal for a family get-together or stag party and is only accessible by boat across Loch Maree. Two smaller lodgings are also dotted around the sprawling estate. Ardlair Lodge looks over the majestic Torridon mountains, while Carnmore shares its name with the dramatic crag towering above it. Venturing to this remote area of the Highlands may not be the easiest of feats, but the journey is well worth it. You couldn’t be better based for fishing and stalking, or indeed a peaceful and quiet retreat into the wild.
Name to know: Barbara MacDonald, who is the owner and has been at Letterewe for almost 40 years. She can answer most things about the estate and local area.
See: Visit Inverewe Garden, a magnificent 54-acre Highland garden surrounded by mountains, moorland and sea loch
Eat: Some award-winning Isle of Ewe Smokehouse purchases. Take their smoky delights back to your lodge for lunch or dinner.
Buy: Have a coffee and browse the Perfume Studio, design your own perfume or purchase one of their soapy delights.
Want to find out more? Visit the hotel's website.
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